Siliguri, 27th May: North Bengal Scheduled Caste and Tribal Organization 'Ujjas' are staging a dharna in support of several demands including national recognition and inclusion of Kamtapuri language in the 8th schedule, reservation of 60 percent seats in various training institutes.
Reportedly, since the eighties, the North Bengal Scheduled Caste and Tribal Organization Ujjas has been agitating democratically for the demands of different communities in North Bengal. Today the members of the organization initiated a movement once again by sitting on a dharna under the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Siliguri Court More.
In this regard, the president of the organization's Central Committee, Ranjana Roy, stated that there are people speaking many languages in North Bengal but the state government is ignorant about them. Hence the committee is attracting the attention of the government through the dharna. He added that if their demands are not accepted then major agitations will be launched in the coming days.
Additionally, Satyen Prasad Roy, co-chairman of the Central Committee of Ujjas, stated that after the dharna, a memorandum will be submitted to the Chief Minister of the state, Mamta Banerjee, through the SDO.